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Tyrrell has another Find

Tyrrell has another Find Canada Postage Stamp
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Title
Tyrrell has another Find
Denomination
38¢
Date of Issue
March 22, 1989
Quantity
4,745,250
Postal Administration
Canada
Series
Exploration of Canada, Realizers
Series Time Span
1986 - 1989
Perforation or Dimension
12.5 x 13
Printer
Ashton-Potter Limited.
Creators
Designed by Frederick Hagan.
About Stamp
Even today, the Canadian North can appear remote and forbidding. The last four explorers in the Exploration stamp series traversed lands and waters where few now dare to venture. In 1893, J.B. Tyrell, discoverer of the fossil beds of Alberta, and a geologist with the Geological Survey of Canada, set out to explore the Barren Lands. A party of eight, including Joseph's brother James, canoed up the Dubawnt and Thelon Rivers to Chesterfield Inlet and Hudson's Bay. The barely survived, but brought back important scientific information about glaciation in North America. Frederick Hagan of Newmarket, Ontario, created these four stamps, the last in the series on the Exploration of Canada. Maps of the voyages of exploration are highlighted and some of the salient features of the expeditions are shown to give a feeling for the harshness of the conditions endured by the explorers.
Reference
Canada Post Corporation. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1989.
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